Days of Thunder
Days of Thunder ★★ 1990 (PG-3)
“Top Gun” in race cars! Cruise follows the same formula he has followed for several years now (with the notable exception of “Born on the Fourth of July.”) Cruise and Towne co-wrote the screenplay concerning a young kid bursting with talent and raw energy who must learn to deal with his mentor, his girlfriend, and eventually the bad guy. First film that featured cameras that were actually on the race cars. If you like Cruise or race cars then this is the movie for you. 108m/C VHS, DVD . Tom Cruise, Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid, Nicole Kidman, Cary Elwes, Michael Rooker, Fred Dalton Thompson, John C. Reilly; D: Tony Scott; W: Tom Cruise, Robert Towne; C: Ward Russell; M: Hans Zimmer.